Over recent weeks we have had to cancel displays following announcements regarding bird flu in the UK. The risk to public health is considered to be low and the avian flu does not pose a risk to food safety for UK consumers.
In view of this, the movement of birds has been restricted which has affected our ability to attend displays, we know this will come as a disappointment for some of you but we must do our best to help reduce the possible spread of this flu.
During December there have been a number of confirmed cases of bird flu – resulting in turkeys at one poultry farm being culled.
Members of the public are encouraged to report dead waterfowl or birds to DEFRA using their helpline 03459 33 55 77. This will help to identify the spread any progress the flu makes across the UK.
If you do find any dead birds, please do not move them and alert DEFRA, we advise people to keep their distance from birds. If you are a keeper of birds please also do not risk moving them.
We will of course keep you updated on the position regarding this Avian Influenza (Bird flu) outbreak into 2017.
Thank you all for your support